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Under the Blue Roof: Bengali Poems (Unobangal)
By Independently published
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ean: 9781719828581, isbn: 171982858X,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
37 Bengali poets living abroad, have contributed to this anthology. They have left the country for many different reasons, inhabiting every corner of the globe, but they all have two common grounds: the deep belief that, above their heads, is one sin...
Return to my Native Land
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9781935744948, isbn: 1935744941,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
A work of immense cultural significance and beauty, this long poem became an anthem for the African diaspora and the birth of the Negritude movement. With unusual juxtapositions of object and metaphor, a bouquet of language-play, and deeply resonant ...
Absent: A Novel
By Brand: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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ean: 9780812977424, isbn: 0812977424,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
Dalal is a young woman living in a crowded Baghdad apartment with the childless aunt and uncle who raised her. In the same building, Umm Mazin, a fortune-teller, offers her customers cures for their physical and romantic ailments, Saad the hairdresse...
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ean: 9780345802545, isbn: 0345802543,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
A Washington Post Notable BookWhen a young man is gunned down in the streets of Nairobi, his grief-stricken father and sister bring his body back to their crumbling home in the Kenyan drylands. But the murder has stirred up memories long since buried...
Berlin-Hamlet (NYRB Poets)
By New York Review of Books
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ean: 9781681370545, isbn: 1681370549,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
Shortlisted for the 2017 National Translation Award in Poetry and the 2017 Best Translated Book Award in PoetryBefore his tragic death, Szilárd Borbély had gained a name as one of Europe's most searching new poets. Berlin-Hamlet—one of his major...
Sufi Poems: A Mediaeval Anthology (Islamic Texts Society Books)
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ean: 9781903682173, isbn: 1903682177,
4.8 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Sufi Poems is a selection of poems from the golden period of Sufism especially chosen and translated from the Arabic by the distinguished scholar Dr Martin Lings. Dr Lings is the author of numerous best-selling works on Sufism and is a published poet...
And After Many Days: A Novel
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ean: 9781101903148, isbn: 1101903147,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
An unforgettable debut novel about a boy who goes missing, a family that is torn apart, and a nation on the brink During the rainy season of 1995, in the bustling town of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, one family's life is disrupted by the sudden d...
Islam and Development: Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy
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ean: 9781409470809, isbn: 1409470806,
4.8 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
The study of Islam since the advent of 9/11 has made a significant resurgence. However, much of the work produced since then has tended to focus on the movements that not only provide aid to their fellow Muslims, but also have political and at times ...
The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems
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ean: 9780939660308, isbn: 093966030X,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
This collection of poems introduces a general readership to Yunus Emre (1240-1321), called the "greatest folk poet in Islam." An unlettered Turkish shepherd who sang mystical songs that are still popular today, he was the first in a great t...
Women of Sand and Myrrh
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ean: 9780385423588, isbn: 0385423586,
4.4 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
A powerful and moving novel, by the Arab worlds leading woman novelist, about four women coping with the insular, oppressive society of an unnamed desert state.Hanan al-Shaykh. short stories. women's fiction. ...
Sugar Street: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 3
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ean: 9780307947123, isbn: 9780307947123,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
Sugar Street is the final novel in Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent Cairo Trilogy, an epic family saga of colonial Egypt that is considered his masterwork.The novels of the Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyra...
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ean: 9780981987323, isbn: 098198732X,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
Why was the corpse of Khalil Ahmad Jaber found in a mound of garbage? Why had this civil servant disappeared weeks before his horrific death? Who was this man? A journalist begins to piece together an answer by speaking with his widow, a local engine...
In Praise of Defeat: Poems by Abdellatif Laabi
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ean: 9780914671596, isbn: 0914671596,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
One of the central writers and thinkers in contemporary Maghreb letters and banned by the Moroccan government, Abdellatif Laabi's poetry is increasingly influential on the international scene and spans six decades of political and literary change, i...
This Blinding Absence of Light
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ean: 9780143035725, isbn: 014303572X,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
An immediate and critically acclaimed bestseller in France, This Blinding Absence of Light is the latest work by internationally renowned author Tahar Ben Jelloun, the first North African winner of the Prix Goncourt and winner of the Prix Mahgreb. Cr...
Islam and Postcolonial Narrative
By Cambridge University Press
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ean: 9780521101158, isbn: 0521101158,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
John Erickson examines four major authors from the "third-world"--Assia Djebar, Abdelkebir Khatibi, Tahar ben Jelloun, and Salman Rushdie--all of whom have critiqued the relationship between Islam and the West. Erickson analyzes the narrative strateg...
Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone?
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ean: 9780976395010, isbn: 0976395010,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
At once an intimate autobiography and a collective memory of the Palestinian people, Mahmoud Darwish’s interlinked poems are collective cries, songs, and glimpses of the human condition. The collectionâwidely considered his chef-d’oeuvreâ...
In the Distance with You
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ean: 9781590518700, isbn: 1590518705,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
This Chilean literary thriller tells the story of three lives intertwined with that of an enigmatic author, whose character is inspired by the groundbreaking Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.Vera Sigall, now eighty years old, has lived a mysterious...
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